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Arrived yesterday and we have been enjoying the hospitality with our friends. We have also met a few others who live here. It has been great catching up and filling in the gaps because it's been about a year and a half since we seen each other. Today we went to ...
Race Destination #2
Country Visited: Tunisia
Country Shape Classification: Perforated
Country Development Classification: Underdeveloped
Specific Places Within Country Visited: Camel Riding From Mahdia through the Saharan Desert
Country Capital City: Tunis
Capital City Population: 651,183
Country Government Type: Unitary State, Semi-Presidential System, ...
... President of the Republic of Tunisia from July 1957 to November 1987. In 1934, at the age of 31, he co-founded the Neo Destour party which spearheaded the Tunisian movement for independence from France. Despite being arrested and exiled a number of times he continued to pursue a nationalist agenda. Following the country's independence on the 20th of March 1956, Bourguiba abolished the monarchy, ...
... arena. Since there was no readily available water supply naval battles were never staged in the arena.
Until the 17th century it remained more or less in tact. From then on its stones were used for building the nearby village of El Djem and transported to the Great Mosque in Kairouan. During struggles with the Ottomans, the ruling Turks used cannons to flush rebel dissidents out of their hiding places in the amphitheatre.
We have about 45 minutes ...
... have been excavated from houses and villas in the region and displayed in the the Bardo Museum in Tunis and the Sousse Archaeologucal Museum.
From Roman Empire to Suleiman Empire and French Protectorate
By the mid-7th century it was under eastern Roman control. During the next 200 years, Hadrumentum became the primary sea port of the Suleiman dynasty and was renamed Sūsa. They began building the ribat (see below) in 821, as a ...